With launch of dozens of trucks over the last decade, the heavy duty truck industry has got increasingly competitive with car manufacturers and designers working round the clock to get one above their competitors. The 2016 Dodge Ram 2500 is an upcoming truck that is expected to send ripples across the industry and hail itself as one of the best in class in terms of both power and performance. Most of the minor drawbacks have been corrected and new design and engineering techniques have been employed for crafting this model.
2016 Dodge Ram 2500: Redesign Exterior and Interior
The exterior of 2016 Dodge Ram 2500 is expected to boast some major refreshments while keeping its overall look same as the previous. On first glance, we could notice extensive use of chrome materials in areas like fenders, scuff plates and bumpers. It sports a taller grille that will allow more airflow and lend it the much loved aggressive look. The vehicle also looks gorgeous when compared to its predecessor because of chrome and ride on bigger set of wheels.
The automakers have taken it up a notch when it comes to designing the car’s interior. It has been refined and equipped with the most finest of materials like metallic accents and leather upholstered seats. It has also got added safety features such as stability, airbags, hill-start assist and brake assist to name a few. Seats have also gone through redesign and allow for a more comfortable riding experience.
The 2016 Dodge Ram 2500 comes with an instrument panel fitted with a 5 inch touch screen display, which is extended up to 8 inches on its higher trim variants. Other impressive features include parking sensors, rear-view camera, blind spot monitoring and high tech audio system.
2016 Dodge Ram 2500: Engine and Fuel Economy
The 2016 Dodge Ram 2500 excels in terms of both engine power and variants as it comes with many to choose from. The general engine system would be of EcoDiesel and come with a 3.5 litre TDI V6 engine that has the capability of producing a horsepower of up to a maximum of 240 hp and around 235 lb-ft. There is also an option for a higher powered unit with 5.7 litre HEMI V8 engine. All this will be paired with an 8-speed auto transmission system and will offer customized driving experience for every user. The towing capacity has increased to a whopping 9,200 pounds and will carry such load utmost ease and finesse. Fuel consumption rate has been estimated to be around 12 mpg for combined driving sessions, which is very impressive considering its extraordinary towing capability.
2016 Dodge Ram 2500: Release Date and Price
Due to lack of any official information, we expect the 2016 Dodge Ram 2500 to make its way into the showrooms by the end of 2015 or early part of 2016. Considering the price of its current model, the upcoming vehicle is expected to cost slightly more with its base trim being offered at $ 30 000 and more for its higher trim variant. This game changer from Dodge will pave the way for next-generation of heavy trucks and scare its current competition away.